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Understanding dementia : the man with the worried eyes

Author: Richard Cheston; Mike Bender
Publisher: London : Jessica Kingsley, 1999
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The authors aim to advance a psychological framework from which to understand the experience of dementia from the perspective of the dementia sufferer, so making intelligible the symptoms of dementia  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Cheston; Mike Bender
ISBN: 1853024791 9781853024795
OCLC Number: 41338448
Description: 320 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Part 1: Contemporary Attitudes. 1. The creation and re-creation of Alzheimers disease. 2. The present formulation of dementia. 3. The implications of the organic model. 4. The limitations of the organic model. 5. Therapeutic disdain - therapy, therapists and people with dementia. Part 2: Constructing a Psychological Model of Dementia. 6. Introducing the person-focused approach: what is it like to be a person diagnosed as having dementia? 7. The person in context: the role of psychological and social factors in dementia. 8. A model of the mind in dementia and of levels of severity. 9. The emotional world of dementia sufferers. 10. Managing the process of loss. Part 3: Applying the Person-Focused Approach to Psychological Interventions and Services for People with Dementia. 11. Psychological interventions: An introduction and basic principles. 12. The assessment of people who may have dementia. 13. Therapeutic interventions: Increasing emotional security. 14. Identity work: holding on to who we are. 15. Changing systems of service delivery. Part 4: Looking to Our Future. 16. Obstacles to change. 17. Producing change: A restless farewell. References. Index.
Responsibility: Richard Cheston and Michael Bender.

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